Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Triples 2011 - part 3

Triples wasn't all running our game and looking at others - I also found time to squander some money!  As well as a couple of books I picked up two batches of cheap toys on the Bring & Buy. 

I had spotted this large batch of painted 6mm WW1 figures on the Saturday but felt that while it was not expensive, it wasn't quite cheap enough for me!  Happily on Sunday morning the price had been cut to an irresistible £20.  The following two pics show this batch after I had done an initial sort-out.
The toys were pretty evenly split between Brits and Germans - all early-war figures.  Sorting them out for use with Richard Brooks's Op14 game revealed that there was enough for two German corps (4 divisions), plus a 'spare' division.  As I already had a spare division this made a total of three corps, plus two cavalry divisions.  The Brits amounted to four divisions plus cavalry - a shortage of artillery being made up by some spare guns (on bases in the pic above) I already had.

Saturday's surprise bargain was this batch of 20mm Italian L3 tankettes.  These were a mix of metal and resin models, with a single plastic scratchbuild.  As a bonus, one of the metal models was the flamethrower version, complete with fuel trailer.  Also in the box, but missing in the photo, was an early (open topped) Carden-Lloyd tankette which I'm sure will come in handy for something.
My Italian forces are already quite well supplied with tankettes, so it's lucky that L3s were widely exported.  Even taking this into account I may have some spares, so I may have to open the Yorkshire branch of Honest Luigi's Pre-Owned Tankette Emporium....


Don M said...

I have a few of these myself, I use them for my Bulgan-like nation
as these things were exsported all over.

Tim Gow said...

Don M
They are damn useful and I'll certainly do my best to absorb them all!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Nice bag (especially the Italians)!

Four Divisions of 1914 Brits is pretty much the BEF!

I think it was Six divisions all told. (Four initially sent, then quickly followed up by another two)

Tim Gow said...

That was my thought about the BEF - so no need to paint more!
Glad you like the L3s (who doesn't?).